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Accounting Consolidation & Reporting Manager

Company: IPS Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Location: - Chicago, IL
Job Id: -1492 # of Openings: -1 About the Company IPS Corporation is a global, market-leading provider of solvent cements, adhesives, and specialized plumbing products. Founded in 1954 in Los Angeles, CA, IPS began by producing clear cement for laminating acrylic sheets for aircraft canopies. Today, IPS, with its three operating companies, has nine manufacturing plants and nine distribution centers supporting sales to a diverse set of end markets in 85 countries. About the Role In this Chicago based role, the Accounting Consolidations and Reporting Manager is responsible for the preparation of consolidated financial statements and related footnote disclosures ensuring results are following US and GAAP standards.Reporting to the VP Controller, you'll work with the Controllership group to ensure adequate explanation of submitted results, communicate reporting requirements to internal partners and to obtain alignment on process efficiencies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the monthly, quarterly, and annual close and global consolidation of actuals, including the submission of monthly financial information and reporting schedules from the business units
  • Leads consolidation procedures, including investigation and clearing of inter-company balances
  • Responsible for compilation of consolidated balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and other executive reporting schedules
  • Assist with system transformation, and process improvement projects
  • Assist with governance over organizational structure and general ledger account changes
  • Design and operate an effective system of internal controls to assure financial statements, disclosures and presentations are complete and accurate
  • Be comfortable and strive in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • 20% travel
  • Advanced knowledge of financial accounting / reporting with a balance of external reporting and operational analysis, preferably within or associated with multinational manufacturing companies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a customer service mindset
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Global Manufacturing experience
  • Proficiency in month end closings
  • Managerial Courage: Willing to say what needs to be said, take a tough stand, and give candid / frank feedback when necessary and do so in a way that engages the team.
  • Results driven: An energetic, resourceful and hands on individual with a strong service orientation, someone who commits herself/himself fully to the job and who is dedicated to developing and delivering outstanding work and its support of the organization's mission and objectives. Ability to maneuver between strategic thinking, planning and tactical execution.
  • Change Management: A combination of mental flexibility, creativity, conceptual ability, and judgment. Ability to lead and manage change process for the organization effectiveness. An analytical and effective human resources problem-solver, with a strong strategic orientation; someone who deals effectively with both macro "big picture" issues, as well as detailed tactical activity involved in developing appropriate programs.
  • Strong interpersonal savvy: A good listener with outstanding interpersonal qualities and a natural, effective consultative style. Someone who is sought out for their opinions and counsel and who can forge and maintain close relationships, both internally and externally. An initiative-taking team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people work together, enthusiastically, and effectively, in producing outstanding results.
  • Process Orientation: Ability to develop and prioritize pipeline of continuous improvement projects and engages appropriate teams to improve processes.
  • Personal Motivation: An ambitious and entrepreneurial character that thrives in challenging environments and has a hands-on attitude with an ability to transform ideas into reality through consensus and execution. Education and Experience Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, Tax, or related field
    • -5+ years' experience in financial consolidation processes
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to work independently with a strong sense of urgency
    • Organized with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize
    • CPA Preferred What We Offer We're a rapidly growing midsized company with a customer-centric mentality operating fast and lean. We think big, embrace problem solving, and believe our proven business system gives us a competitive edge in the markets we play. Through experience in this role, mentoring and via formal instruction, we will grow your career and develop you based off your strengths and interests. A career with IPS Corporation will push you and challenge you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career. If you are a driven performer, you will work with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential.
      • Competitive Compensation Package
      • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      • Voluntary Benefits - Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Accident
      • Basic Life insurance with dependent coverage optional

Keywords: IPS Corporation, Chicago , Accounting Consolidation & Reporting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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